Pavithra received a fake SMS notifying her that INR13,500 was transferred to her account (sale amount was only INR 3500) and seller was requesting refund of INR10,000.
Pavithra then went on to check her bank account and could not find any transaction made to her.
At the end of the day, when shopping for secondhand items, it is best to meet-up with the seller, test the items you have and make sure you are happy with your purchase before transferring any money.
At Sellkaro, we have included a dual feedback system, where you can rate the other user and leave a feedback once a transaction is done. This feedback system will prevent you from dealing with potential scammers with lots of negative feedback. You can also drop us a message on Whatsapp or Email Us to report any suspicious seller/buyer or get our advice if you think you came across a scammer.
OLX Fraud Text 1
OLX Fraud Text 2
There are countless cases of fraud buyers/sellers on OLX over the years. Even though OLX has put in place a number of measures to prevent fraud activities from happening, it is almost impossible to stop this from happening.
Look at the image below to see how a scammer named Vishal tried to cheat the seller Pavithra of INR 10,000 by telling her a lie that he overpaid for her item and needed a refund.
How safe are these platforms
OLX has been the leader for many years in the Bikes, Cars and Properties classifieds section.
Sellkaro captures the womens and mens fashion & accessories category as well as sports, electronics, books, mobile phones and autos. We focus on items that our millennial users will buy or sell all year round.
Having seen this model work in countries like Singapore and USA, secondhand shopping can not only be fun but help you save cost while allowing you to earn a side income when you sell simple items that you are not using at home such as unused mobile phones, dresses, headphones, laptops, cricket bat, cosmetics, cameras etc.
For starters, let’s see what TYPE OF GOODS each platform specialises in
OLX and Sellkaro are straightforward simple platforms, where you search for a product, chat with the seller, negotiate a price and meet-up in person to deal! This is by far the safest way to shop and buy secondhand items. If needed, Sellkaro can provide a delivery service for large and bulky items.
Soon to come, Sellkaro will be offering a pick-up and inspection service where our team will pick up the items from the seller, inspect it and then deliver it to the buyer if it meets the resale condition.
When posting on OLX, you may incur some charges when selling items on certain categories. Sellkaro is entirely free for now. Post anything you want to sell, but we only ask that you do not sell items that are in bad condition so that all our users can have a good shopping experience.
Difference in features & pricing between the 2 platforms?
For a more traditional and old school platform, you can use OLX.
If you want a social shopping experience focused on lifestyle goods with quirky items,
focused on building a trusted community of buyers and sellers, try Sellkaro!
We will be launching our Group Buy feature next, where you can shop for local and overseas items as a group and get a discounted prices on group purchase.
Click here to try the Sellkaro app and start selling your items!! Let’s help make the world a better place by the 3 R’s Reduce, Reuse & Recycle. From now till 1st of November, for every item you list on our platform, we will donate INR 5 to a children's charity to support them.
What are you waiting for. Start selling today!
Want to know more about how you can use Sellkaro to earn an extra side income? Read Here
How to Earn an Extra Side Income From Home - Part 1
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Here are our final thoughts on the secondhand platforms in India
Having been created more than 10 years ago, OLX is targeted to the older generation of smart phone users in India. Sellkaro was created with the Gen Y & Z in mind, to provide them a fun and safe user shopping experience for all sorts of lifestyle goods.
Depending on who you are and the type of product you are searching for, it might be a good idea to shop on both OLX and Sellkaro for different items
Sellkaro Mobile App
Who provides the best user experience?
As many of you are already familiar with OLX, we will skip the nitty gritty and dive straight into the 4 main aspects that we will be covering today: Type of Goods, Safety, User Experience, Features and Pricing. We’ll also let you know why you should give Sellkaro a try and why it’s good for pre-loved shopping.
For those that haven’t read our web or downloaded our app, here is a quick introduction on Sellkaro. Sellkaro is a social shopping marketplace created for the young working adults, students and fashion influencers.
Our aim is to provide you with a platform where you can buy and sell fashion and electronic items with the best user experience with minimal fraud/fake sellers, buyers and products. Now you can have a happy and trustworthy experience for all things secondhand in India! You can click here to give us a try.
OLX vs Sellkaro Comparison
OLX vs Sellkaro
A Comparison of the Best Place to Buy & Sell your Used Items